Bad Hofgastein ski & snowboard holidays transport you to the beautiful Gastein Valley which gives access to one of the largest ski areas in Austria, the Gasteinertal, which offers two hundred and fifty kilomtres of piste. With almost one hundred and eighty individual pistes, you can ski & board a different route every day of the week. There is also extensive off-piste terrain. The resort lies at an altitude of just under nine hundred metres and the highest lift takes you to almost two thousand seven hundred metres, making it fairly snow sure throughout the season. Bad Hofgastein has snow making facilities on almost one hundred kilometres of its pistes.
Cheap Bad Hofgastein ski & snowboard holidays provide for all levels of proficiency in both skiing and boarding. Novices will, with the help of good tuition, gain confidence on the gentle nursery slopes at Angertal to which there is a free bus service. They can then move on to blue runs of Schlossalm and Stubnerkogel. Intermediates have the most choice as the many red and blue runs link with neighbouring Bad Gastein to form an enormous area. Experienced skiers will enjoy the challenges found on the black runs of Graukogel and Stubnerkogel as well as some testing off-piste skiing. If you intend to go off-piste it is advisable to take an experienced mountain guide. Boarders will find great terrain as well as a snow park on Dorfgastein. Tuition is offered from the age of six.
Bad Hofgastein is charming spa town with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere making it a favourite with families and couples. As a spa town it has more to offer than a mere ski resort so it is a good choice for those who have non-skiers in their party. It has a car free centre and although it has a low key nightlife, there are plenty of bars and restaurants where you can spend your evenings, as well as one or two night clubs. The resort has a wide range of accommodation that caters for most budgets. Likewise with restaurants, you can get everything from haute cuisine to the lowly pizza.
The seaon extends from the middle of December until mid April. Several regional airports have direct flights to Salzberg or to Munich. You can use Cheekytrip price comparison site to check if there are ski & snowboard holidays from your local airport. Transfers from Salzberg take two hours and from Munich, a little longer. Bad Hofgastein is a popular summer destination with climbers, hill walkers and mountain cyclists, as well as those who come to experience the stunning beauty of the scenery and breathe in the pure mountain air. Being a spa town attracts those who enjoy relaxing in the waters that are claimed to have healing properties.
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